Understanding Journals: Peer-Reviewed, Scholarly, & Popular

Identifying Peer-reviewed Journals

The quickest and easiest way to identify if a journal is peer-reviewed is to look it up in Ulrichsweb, a database that provides bibliographic and publisher information on all types of serials (journals, magazines, newspapers, etc.).

Upon entering your search, look for a referee’s jersey icon () next to the journal’s title on the search results screen.  The referee jersey icon indicates that this journal is refereed/peer-reviewed.


Please note that Ulrichsweb only provides bibliographic information, and will not lead you to the full text of any articles.

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